Our innovative insurance programs can fully insure a smokeable event of this nature – one that is both legal and safe.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, April 17-18 at the Cow Palace near San Francisco, features a sanctioned onsite consumption area for medical cannabis patients. Statewide Insurance Services, Inc., a leader in medical marijuana insurance coverage throughout the United States, continues to increase the legitimacy of the medical marijuana movement by providing event insurance coverage for the first ever California event to allow designated medication areas for medical cannabis patients.
Michael Aberle, Director of the Statewide Medical Marijuana Specialty Division, is confident that the patient consumption area will be a welcome addition to the expo. "Statewide Insurance is proud to offer comprehensive insurance to the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo. Our innovative insurance programs can fully insure a smokeable event of this nature – one that is both legal and safe." Richard Lee, medical marijuana entrepreneur and owner of Oakland-based Oaksterdam University, welcomes the business-friendly approach of Statewide Insurance in meeting the diverse needs of the cannabis industry. “We are happy to see notable businesses such as Statewide Insurance take an active role in ensuring safe and responsible business practices throughout the cannabis industry.”
The onsite consumption area is the brainchild of Bob Katzman, Chief Operations Officer of the international event. "It just makes sense to provide an onsite consumption area for qualified patients,” says Katzman. “Statewide Insurance is a trusted partner in our collective work to move the cannabis industry into the 21st Century. We are making history here. I know this is going to be a huge success."
The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo takes place April 17 and 18, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. The event features 100,000 square feet of exhibit space with over one hundred vendors. Proceeds from the event, which will also include a Connoisseurs’ Cup, with celebrity judges, will benefit the hemp industry and the medical cannabis community. The weekend event is expected to draw 25,000 attendees.
About Statewide Insurance Services, Inc. – Medical Marijuana Specialty Division
Founded in 1997, Statewide is committed to providing personalized service designed to meet the needs of new ventures, small businesses and large commercial accounts. Statewide has become one of California’s fastest growing insurance brokerages, building a solid reputation of ensuring coverage and servicing the specific insurance needs of any size business. Endorsed by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC), the MMD Specialty Division of Statewide develops specific insurance programs for medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives and cooperatives across the nation.